Henri Schoeman - Bronze, 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Henri Schoeman South Africa

Birthdate 03 October 1991
Height 165 cms / 65 inches
Weight 57 kgs / 127 lbls
Marital Status Married
Nationality South African
Represents South Africa
Residence Durban
Languages English
Started Triathlon 2021
Professional Since 2021
Personal Bests Bronze, 2016 Rio Olympic Games Gold, 2018 Commonwealth Games 1st 2016 WTS Grand Final

Bronze, 2016 Rio Olympic Games
Bronze, 2016 Rio Olympic Games

While Henri Schoeman is known as fish in the water with consistently one of the fastest triathlon swims on the circuit, he proved himself a well-rounded athlete at his medal-earning debut Olympic triathlon performance in Rio. He converted his lead-pack swim and bike effort into a bronze medal with one of the race’s fastest runs, making history as South Africa’s first triathlon Olympic medalist.


Succeeding performances showed this was no fluke; he won the World Triathlon Grand Final in Cozumel, earning his (and South Africa’s) first WTS win. As the Olympic cycle for Tokyo began, Henri ran away with the gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games against a field that included the Rio gold and silver medalists. He has also risen as one of the top contenders in Super League Triathlon racing, consistently battling for the top spot in the rankings.


Expect Henri to show up ready to win in Tokyo.


Date Event Athlete Media Status Position
2021 Mar 21
SA National Championships ZA Maselspoort, South Africa
Henri Schoeman Bronze, 2016 Rio Olympic Games
South African
Finished 1st


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2021 Mar 17

Schoeman gets 2021 season underway

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Henri Schoeman kicks off his racing season at the South Africa National Triathlon Championships in Bloemfontein this weekend.
2021 Mar 01
Chris McCormack reviews the 2021-2022 team, and declares it as the strongest ever.

Monday, March 1, 2021

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2021 Feb 25
Henri Schoeman targets all formats in 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Henri Schoeman has big racing plans for the year: aside from the Tokyo Olympics, he will race on the World Triathlon Series and Super League Triathlon championship circuits. But a further peek at his calendar reveals some longer distance goals, with two Ironman 70.3 races on his slate.


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